Article 3: The qualities and benefits of collaboration
The focus of this article is the benefits a collaborative approach can bring both to individual professionals but also the clients they work for and the institutions in which they work. It is instructive first to consider the problems that arise in attempts to adopt systems such as the central line checklist or the WHO theatre protocol.March 2017
Article 2: The many challenges that confront adopting a systematic, collaborative approach
This article explores the many challenges facing the introduction of a systematic, collaborative approach. Our argument is that how professionals work together is as important as the expertise that they bring, and that individual performance is inextricably linked with that of each member of the whole team involved in a procedure.February 2017
Article 1: In praise of a systems approach for professionals
This is the first of three articles discussing aspects of team collaboration, particularly in a clinical setting. Each discusses important aspects of how the horizontal approach, as distinct from a highly individualised and professionalised vertical paradigm, can provide benefits to professional teams. This approach can also yield surprising insights that can hold value for the managers of the unit in question.January 2017
Rotamap provides inter-department benchmarks at its March and September events to assist departments in determining aspects of their performance and practice in relation to other departments. Intra-department analysis is also provided to help departments discern trends in their activity.
Data is presently derived from the RotaMC management console which are then modeled using the R statistics package. Dr Simon Jones of Surrey University has consulted on our statistical methods, and analysis techniques have been developed with Dr. Justyna Petke of the UCL CREST centre.
Standard deviation curve of staff productivity rates for a department 2012—2013
September 2015 benchmarks
In autumn 2015 we held a series of regional events across the UK for CLWRota and Medirota. The first event was held in Bristol on 10 September 2015. At these events we presented our latest set of departmental data and benchmarks.September 2015
March 2015 benchmarks
The March 2015 benchmarks were presented at the 2015 Rotamap event held at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in central London on 20 March 2015.
Ollie Fielding from Rotamap presented his Good Department Checklist and 5 Department Comparison benchmark-related talks at this event.March 2015
September 2014 benchmarks
The latest set of benchmarks were presented at the 2014 CLWRota Forum in the Battlebridge Room at King's Place, Central London on 19 September 2014.
The benchmarks were presented by Dr Mark Cox of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Dr Jason Wilson of Imperial College Healthcare.September 2014
March 2014 benchmarks
The latest set of benchmarks were presented at the 2014 Training & Management Day event in the Battlebridge Room at King's Place, Central London on 20 March 2014.
Along with some new analysis of solo activity split between junior and senior trainee grades, two year benchmark data for departments with the requisite historical information were also shown.March 2014
September 2013 benchmarks
The latest set of benchmarks were presented at the 2013 Annual Forum event in the Battlebridge Room at King's Place, Central London on 19 September 2013.
Among the new developments in how department data can be analysed were a series of graphs comparing expected numbers of departmental sessions with the number of sessions delivered.September 2013
March 2013 benchmarks
The March 2013 benchmarks were presented at the March 2013 Training & Management Day, held at the Battlebridge Room at King's Place.
Apart from presenting the expanded set of measures first released at the September 2012 forum, we introduced a new standard deviation curve of individual productivity rates for discussion.March 2013
September 2012 benchmarks
The September 2012 benchmarks were presented at the September 2012 Forum held at the Wellcome Collection in central London.
We took data from the newly released Rota Management Console (RotaMC) and introduced some new statistical measures including the use of P-charts and funnel plots.September 2012
March 2012 benchmarks
The March 2012 benchmarks were presented at the 2012 Training & Management day, held at the Wellcome Collection in Central London.March 2012
The second presentation of benchmarks was made at the September 2011 Forum, following an initial introductory discussion of some initial benchmarks at the inaugural 2011 Training & Management event. Sixteen departments were included in the analysis.September 2011